Summer is officially here today! Although we've had summer-like temperatures here in Texas for several weeks, it's always nice to welcome in a new season... even if it's the hottest of the year... right?
I'm reeeeally looking forward to doing a few of my favorite summer activities:
picnicking while the symphony plays at Harman Concert Park
watching the free summer musical at Zilker Park
swimming in Barton Springs
racing in a few triathlons
taking the pups to the creek
mocking Nate for wearing sunglasses underwater swimming in the pool
Speaking of swimming, I can't believe that this will be my SEVENTH summer with that navy Gap two piece! It has been through lake water, sea water, chlorine pools... and never lost its shape or color. I can't believe how much quality I've gotten out of that clearance swimsuit!
As strange as it sounds, now the perfect time to start shopping for summer. Big boxes like Target have already marked their summer outdoor furniture on (first) clearance and the clothing stores like Gap will make their big pushes to clear out stock around July Fourth. If you've bought anything recently, make sure to take the receipts by the store and try to get a price adjustment on mark downs!
Where do you find your high quality summer essentials for less?
Do you go for Old Navy flip-flops? Target beach Towels? American Eagle jean shorts?